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    Default Fly Vise

    Ok here's my little contribution. The craftsmanship is a little shoddy but I threw it together quickly from stuff I had had laying around in the garage. I plan to us this idea for my boy scout troop.

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    Couldn't figure out how to post more than two pics at a time.
    BTW I didn't tie the fly I purchased it. Just using it for demo.

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    Many years ago I made one out of a 9/16 bolt. Threaded the nut down the bolt then took a hack saw and cut the bolt length wize about 3/4 in. Rounded the end of the bolt with a file. Mouted the bolt in a bench vice. Put a hook in the slot and turned the nut up till it tighten down on the hook. Fish are still laughing about a couple of fly's I tried to tie. Gave up and went back to using WORMS.

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    I know what you mean. I took some feathers from my daughters craft box along with some pip cleaner and made my first wolly bugger. I figure the only way it will catch anything is if the fish laugh so hard it swollows the flie.
    My son said if I catch anything with this fly I should slap it and throw it back. I'll post the fly as soon as I get a chance for grins and giggles.

    But seriously this is a good firts exposure without spending much money just to see if this is something I will stick with and enjoy.

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    tying your own doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.

    try this for a vice. buy the small pair of needle nose vice grips. unscrew the adjustment bolt and remove it. obtain a longer bolt with the same thread pitch, cut the bolt head off and sharpen it to a point on a grinder. let it cool, thread into the vice grips, take a hook and clamp it in the vice grips. now stab the sharpened end into a block of wood, picnic table, whatever. instant travel vice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by op1 View Post
    My son said if I catch anything with this fly I should slap it and throw it back. I'll post the fly as soon as I get a chance for grins and giggles.
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    Sounds like you are targeting Bill Engvallís . . . dork fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    Sounds like you are targeting Bill Engvallís . . . dork fish.
    Hmm anyone have a pattern for a corn dog fly....LOL

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    I wonder if you'll have enough tension to hold the hook.

    I made a home made vise out of a 3/8" rod that I turned down on the lathe to a bullet profile, slit about 3/4" up with a hacksaw, then drilled and tapped for a 10-23 bolt to clamp it together. It works after a fashion, but not nearly as good as the cheapest commercial vises.

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    that was my initial thought Paul.... enough tension in the jaws to hold the hook while tying. Really cool idear though! I Was thinking something more along the lines of a vice grip. I do tie quite heavy handed though so I'll need a really REALLY REALLY big vice grips HAHA. neat idears for sure. I just broke down and bought one......no 3

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